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Scenes from Fakenham Christmas Lights switch on 2015 - The lights in the town centre. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Christmas lights switched on in towns across the region

The festive season began in style for thousands of people when Christmas lights were switched on in towns across the region.

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Santa leads the parade from the Forum to Jarrold store in Norwich.

Father Christmas makes his journey through Norwich to his Jarrold grotto

Santa has come to town, parading through the city to let shoppers and excited little ones know the countdown to Christmas has begun.

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The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe at The Maddermarket Theatre. Picture: Mark Ivan Benfield

Norwich’s Maddermarket Theatre set to be enchanted by the magical world of Narnia

Aslan the lion and the White Witch are heading to Norwich this Christmas as the magical world of Narnia casts its spell on a city theatre.

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Beccles Christmas light switch on event. Mayor Hugh Taylor and panto dame Michael Heywood switch on the lights.

‘Festive feel’ helps attract hundreds to Beccles town centre

There was a real “festive feel” as hundreds of people descended on a popular town centre.

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Diss Christmas light switch in 2014
Picture by: Sonya Duncan

Diss gears up for festive events

Diss is gearing up to welcome in the festive season with its annual St Nicholas Christmas Fayre and lights switch-on.

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Fire consultant Philip Leeder. Picture: Ian Burt

Fire consultant from Reepham to work in Antarctica

The average distance commuted to work in England and Wales is nine miles, according to the Office for National Statistics.

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Richard Gauntlett as Nurse Dorothy Dumpling.

Norwich panto dame changes her outfit after British Red Cross warning

Norwich Theatre Royal’s pantomime dame has had to rethink her wardrobe after the British Red Cross complained about one of her outfits.

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A havest scene taken in 1900 on the outskirts of Diss. Images copyright to Dennis Cross

Nostalgic Diss calendar sells out to raise funds for the Big C

A calendar featuring eye-catching black and white images from the early 20th century has raised £1,456.80 for charity.

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Fun on the ice rink in the Castle Mall gardens, next to Norwich Castle. Picture: Denise Bradley

Tickets are on sale for Norwich’s ice rink

It is time to get your skates on and buy tickets for this year’s coolest Christmas attraction.

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Wymondham High Academy art students with the Christmas shop window they have designed at Kett's Books, Wharton's Court at Wymondham. From left, Charlotte Clear, 11; Ruby Broad, 12; Jacob Williams, 12; and Yucheng Bian, 11. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Arty Wymondham students turn shop window into wintry wonderland

A Wymondham shop window has been transformed into a seasonal woodland scene thanks to the work of creative students.

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